New author Michelle Gracie has published her first book “Becoming A Great Man”. A book about a man and his family on a spiritual journey. They go from being an unbeliever to a believer, rags to riches, not knowing their purpose of knowing exactly what they were created to do. This is a fiction book but it will surely increase your faith as you read the main character's journey and how he trusts God throughout the whole process. Food & drinks are available for purchase. Desert will be provided.
Ikonic Visions brings to you the "PARALYSIS" World Premiere. This will be a jam-packed event! Spoken word poetry, film screening, and networking. This is a one-of-a-kind event that you don't want to miss. Poetry performances by Black Chakra, Akilah Divine, Ephraim Nehemiah, and Analysis. These poets will also be featured in the poetic film, "PARALYSIS."
Paralysis is a poetic film featuring spoken word artists who capture the stream of consciousness of bystanders who witness a young Black boy fight for his life.
DRESS CODE: CASUAL
FREE VIRTUAL EVENT -Friday 24th 2023, 12:00pm-1:00pm
Learn about Maryland's connection to the slave trade. While many view Maryland as a progressive state; the truth of its roots in slavery will open your eyes to many of the historic locations and notorious players in Maryland history that had a connection to slavery.
Presented by Chris Haley, Director of the Study, Legacy of Slavery in Maryland
Beverly Jenkins is a pioneer of historical romance, in all senses of the word. She broke ground by writing in periods often overlooked by others, centering Black love and making space for Black romantic stories that weren’t set around slavery or the civil rights movement. Younger authors credit her with the fact that they decided to pick up a pen and her work has received many honors. Her most recent series, “Women Who Dare”, is about women who dare to dream beyond what society deems acceptable.
Join the conversation in person at the VLP Library or on zoom!